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#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 hours ago

Sneha Shah, MD of Thomson Reuters Africa
#GIL2017: How global volatility can benefit Africa

Not so long ago, people would have scoffed at the notion that the UK would be pulling out of the EU or that Donald Trump would be sitting in the Oval Office

By Nicci Botha 19 hours ago

SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m
SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised R14 million ($1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Benji Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Benji Coetzee's Empty Trips revolutionises logistics

The Empty Trips platform connects those with spare capacity on their vehicles (truck, boat or plane) with those who require goods transported in Africa. I chatted to founder, Benji Coetzee, to find out how her brainchild

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity

For your team to be effective in executing their daily tasks, they need an organised way of accessing information - like an intranet

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Lynette Hundermark
#WomensMonth: Lynette Hundermark makes mobile useful and beautiful

Lynette Hundermark is the woman behind Useful and Beautiful - a consultancy that makes memorable mobile experiences across the South African and African markets

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Aug 2017

SA's Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund
SA's Aerobotics raises $600k funding from 4Di, Savannah Fund

South African aerial data analytics specialist Aerobotics has secured R8-million ($602,000) in seed funding from Cape Town-based based VC firm 4Di and Kenya's Savannah Fund

By Tom Jackson 8 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to prevent staff from compromising your data security

No matter what size your business is, if you have staff, they're sending emails to customers, clients, and other employees. This puts your data security at risk

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability
Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability

“This is done on a tech hub by tech hub basis. Each is figuring out their own business models for continued support and growth.”

By Tom Jackson 7 Aug 2017

#StartupStory: Howler
#StartupStory: Howler

Howler is the consolidation of three events and entertainment platforms that event organisers can use to optimise the planning, promotion, and management of their events

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Aug 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

The pros and cons of virtual data rooms
The pros and cons of virtual data rooms

Virtual data rooms are a digital version of the locked file cabinet that is used for securely storing files with an access code. However, this isn't the only solution for digital collaboration

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Aug 2017

SA payments startup Yoco to expand across Africa
SA payments startup Yoco to expand across Africa

South African payments startup Yoco is to launch in test markets in East and West Africa by the end of next year on the back of strong growth at home

By Tom Jackson 31 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Spatialedge
#StartupStory: Spatialedge

In this week's #StartupStory, we chat to Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge - a geospatial data insights and marketing company

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Jul 2017

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out
Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

Without incorporating data from all channels, organisations will rely on a level of assumption, allowing a disconnect between what customers want and what is being delivered

By Danny Drew 27 Jul 2017

#NewCampaign: Coding a better, prosperous future
#NewCampaign: Coding a better, prosperous future

With its 'prosper' philosophy at its core, in ‘helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way', Absa recently released its latest film, ‘Coding a better future', which features three Digital Academy graduates

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups
Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups

Global mobile operator Orange has agreed to support and fund Egyptian technology-focused startups to help them transform their ideas into sustainable businesses

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2017

Vicinity Media launches Visitability Reporting
Vicinity Media launches Visitability Reporting

Today marks the launch of mobile advertising network Vicinity Media's proprietary geo-fencing and audience location technology that allows for real world visit reporting post exposure to a mobile web advertising campaign

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

Kriti Sharma
'Ethics of Code' for AI in business

Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part - the wider questions that the rising tide of AI brings are broad and currently very topical

By Kriti Sharma 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

Chatbots and the hospitality industry
Chatbots and the hospitality industry

Key players in the hospitality industry are still trying to figure out how to build the perfect chatbot - smart, capable of understanding complex semantics, and conversing with the customer as an experienced service rep would

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 24 Jul 2017

Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2017

Digital trust: the currency of the future
Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

The six worst ransomware
The six worst ransomware

It's hard to keep track of the cybercriminal world as it seems these dark web creatures are constantly trying to outwit, outlast, and outplay each other with their destructive viruses

By Colin Thornton 20 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service
Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2017

Kabelo Makwane
Accenture simplifies cloud migration in sub-Saharan Africa

At the recent Amazon Web Services summit, I had the chance to chat to Kabelo Makwane, managing director for Cloud First business at Accenture in sub-Saharan Africa about the Accenture Cloud Platform

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Jul 2017

Are you making these WordPress blunders?
Are you making these WordPress blunders?

It is a fact that WordPress is the world's most popular content management system. More than 70 million websites run on this platform, with the number increasing on a daily basis

By Charles Mburugu 17 Jul 2017

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